Van Heyghen Recycling 3

This is the third successful installation of an E-Crane® for Van Heyghen Recycling, part of the group Galloo. There are now seven E-Crane® balanced cranes operational at the different Galloo sites in Belgium and France.

The new 2000 Series E-Crane® has greatly reduced operating time and costs in loading Handymax vessels and in receiving, handling and stocking scrap in the yard. The E-Crane® is used for stockpiling the scrap to a height of over 25 meters, necessary to ensure there is enough scrap ready for the loading of Handymax ships. Since the arrival of the new E-Crane®, unloading barges with scrap for this stockpile takes less than half the time it did before! When loading smaller coasters, the measured loading rate surpasses 1.000 TPH and with the help of this 2000 Series E-Crane®, the ocean going Handymax ships can now be loaded in under 48 hours.

Our Customers Say

It took some effort to convince the local management, that was renting mobile harbor cranes for many years, of the benefits of the E-Crane solution. I promised them an improvement of 25% and I must admit that even I was pleasantly surprised to see that with the E-Crane we are now saving up to 50% in time compared to the old situation with the rental cranes. Three years later a second identical unit was delivered…

Rik Debaere


Loading Scrap into Handymax Vessels
Offloading Barges and Coasters


15.7 yd³ / 12 m³ Orange Peel Grab

Duty cycle capacity

Lift capacity

44 UStons / 40 Mtons


Port of Ghent, Belgium


High Portal on Rail Lower

Power source

800-hp / 600 kW Electric Motor


125 ft / 38,2 m


2000 Series / 21382 GA-E

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